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On three-dimensional bluff body wake symmetry breaking with free-stream turbulence and residual asymmetry
Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 348 (2020) no. 6-7, pp. 509-517.

Part of the special issue: Tribute to an exemplary man: Yves Couder

The paper reports on the bi-stable turbulent wake dynamics of a three-dimensional bluff body. It is shown that the occurrence of the switching between the two wake states decreases as the turbulent intensity of the incoming flow is made larger by an additional upstream grid. A detailed analysis of the jumps statistics indicates that the turbulent fluctuation of each wake state is also decreased. It is concluded that the states switching is thus triggered by large fluctuations produced by the wake instabilities and not by those of the incoming flow. It is also shown that increasing the free-stream turbulence intensity reinforces the permanent asymmetry of each state and increases the wake sensitivity to residual asymmetries.

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DOI: 10.5802/crmeca.32
Keywords: Turbulence, Instability, Wake, Asymmetry, Reversals, Aerodynamics, Analogy
Olivier Cadot 1; Maha Almarzooqi 2, 1; Antoine Legeai 3, 1; Vladimir Parezanović 2; Luc Pastur 3

1 School of Engineering, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GH, UK
2 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE
3 IMSIA-ENSTA ParisTech, 828 Bd des Maréchaux F-91762 Palaiseau, France
License: CC-BY 4.0
Copyrights: The authors retain unrestricted copyrights and publishing rights
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Olivier Cadot; Maha Almarzooqi; Antoine Legeai; Vladimir Parezanović; Luc Pastur. On three-dimensional bluff body wake symmetry breaking with free-stream turbulence and residual asymmetry. Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 348 (2020) no. 6-7, pp. 509-517. doi : 10.5802/crmeca.32. https://comptes-rendus.academie-sciences.fr/mecanique/articles/10.5802/crmeca.32/

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